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#181 DocBach

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:21 PM

That's the artwork for the Dragon - the Grand Dragon artwork shows it with a different right arm assembly:

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#182 Thorn Hallis

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:17 PM

Something tells me that the four mechs allready known represent each weightclass for the Draconis Combine. Atlas, Jenner and Dragon are favourite Kurita Mechs (though one would expect a Panther instead of a Jenner). Sure, Shadow Hawk would fit better there, but well...it's an unseen.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:09 AM

Looks like it just shat fire >_>

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

View PostXhaleon, on 23 November 2011 - 10:19 AM, said:

Oh hey, I'm reading the TRO on solaris7.com, and I see this little tidbit at the bottom of the description:

What the Dragon does not have are reliable hip actuators. The military brass disregarded engineering reports calling for a heavier actuator design in favor of a cheaper actuator made on nearby Luthien. As a result, the Dragon can suffer from burned micro-bearings, requiring frequent overhauls of the hip assembly.

I guess we won't have to deal with that in the game anyway.



Hehe, why not? If not the game (torso twist hard... *SPLOIK*) starts moving very slowly reroute power from weapon or legs...(UNSPLOIK*)

Heard over comms "DAMMIT MY ZIPPERS STUCK AGAIN!"

Or 9 second prone standing time.

then the meta game chassis cost... you can just assume you never take it out.

"Oh! My hips busted!"

By the way, Defiance industry sells better hip actuators that work on both Dragon and Grand Dragon chassis.

They're $.99

#185 Nav

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:42 AM

Nice artwork on the Dragon. This Alex bloke really has a knack of making previously ugly Mechs into something half decent.

#186 Alizabeth Aijou

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

View Postphelanjkell, on 23 November 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

That is a supernova, not the nova.


Meh, my fault.
Still related 'mechs, though.

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Hopefully a more powerful autocannon will make the Dragon (and other AC 'mechs like the Jagermech and Blackjack) much more worthwhile to play.

... PPC!
No canon variants exist for the Dragon to have an AC/10 or bigger.

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I know this game is trying to stay canon, but doesn't the Dragon seem a little underpowered w/o it's Hgauss?

HGR does't exist yet.
Besides its too heavy for the Dragon.
Even a regular Gauss Rifle forces the DRG-5N to drop the LRM launcher to get the tonnage (or drop armour).
Pretty much the entire reason why the DC went for the PPC - less tonnage used for higher damage.
The DRG-5K would have to drop some speed and the rear lasers.

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All I am saying is that this design seems outclassed by medium mechs around it's size (ie: canon bushwacker). Although not as heavily armored, the bushwacker carries far greater firepower and is just as fast as the Dragon.

Dragon DRG-1N or DRG-5N:
Lostech used: None or CASE+UAC/5.

Bushwacker BSW-X1:
Lostech used: XL Engine, Ferro-Fibrous, ERLL, CASE, DHS.
Bushwacker BSW-X2:
Lostech used: As above, but swaps ERLL for twin MPL.

The Dragon's engine weighs 11 tons more. Upping it to an XLE would give the DRG-5N better firepower, I'd reckon. (XLE frees up 9.5 tons.) Enough for an LB 10-X with two tons of ammo, an ERLL, and twin MGs with ½-ton ammo. Giving it better firepower than the BSW.

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Just look and say that isn't cool.

It ain't, this is:
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#187 Leitwolf

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:54 AM

GREAT! But we still need URBANMECHS!!!!!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:08 AM

Nova Cat vs. Dragon; Ryoken vs. Akuma!

I once saw an UrbanMech that was standing on top of another UrbanMech. I was the last man to leave the field but the entire unit fled off-planet after catching sight of it.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:29 AM

We need s3xy Heavies!

Edited by Deathshade8, 24 November 2011 - 03:33 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:55 AM

View PostThorn Hallis, on 23 November 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

Something tells me that the four mechs allready known represent each weightclass for the Draconis Combine. Atlas, Jenner and Dragon are favourite Kurita Mechs (though one would expect a Panther instead of a Jenner). Sure, Shadow Hawk would fit better there, but well...it's an unseen.


Aww... I wanted to pilot Shadow Hawk, but by the looks of it, it seems I will have to find new mech. I did not even touch the game and I have to find my new favorite mech again. 3rd time in a row. It is so unfair. ;)

Edited by Adridos, 24 November 2011 - 03:55 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:31 AM

View PostBrakkyn, on 24 November 2011 - 03:08 AM, said:

Nova Cat vs. Dragon; Ryoken vs. Akuma


Nova Cat??
The mech on the left side is a Strormcrow...

Edited by The_Birdeater, 24 November 2011 - 05:33 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:51 AM

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Personally, I think the new model is better than the MW4 one. Very glad to see my old ride is coming back in style. ....I'm ripping off that AC5 and LRM10 though.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:53 AM

That dragon is ****, **** beast. It always was my favorite DCMS mech.



I'll probably want to replace the autocannon and ammo with a PPC and some heat sinks, to reduce dependence on ammo.


edit: I can see why that word might be censored, but that's really... draconian.
[plays The Who in the background and put son some sunglasses]

Edited by Melissia, 24 November 2011 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:24 AM

This thing has crotch lasers? This design is all right but I'm not quite sold on it. It looks a little over desgned to me.

Edited by RacerX, 24 November 2011 - 07:25 AM.


#195 Thorn Hallis

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:30 AM

View PostThe_Birdeater, on 24 November 2011 - 05:31 AM, said:

Nova Cat??
The mech on the left side is a Strormcrow...


He's probably referring to the beasts behind the mechs...but even then it's still a smoke jaguar (which looks like a skaven ^^).

Edited by Thorn Hallis, 24 November 2011 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:44 AM

View PostThorn Hallis, on 23 November 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

Atlas, Jenner and Dragon are favourite Kurita Mechs


Naw, the Atlas is the "Pride of Defiance Industries"... on Hesperus II... in the Lyran Republic.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

Treat #2 http://img.mwomercs....%20Sketches.jpg

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:23 AM

View PostThorn Hallis, on 23 November 2011 - 11:17 PM, said:

Sure, Shadow Hawk would fit better there, but well...it's an unseen.


I've really did see one. But it's been a very looooong time ago... ;)

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:28 AM

View PostArnold Carns, on 24 November 2011 - 10:23 AM, said:


I've really did see one. But it's been a very looooong time ago... ;)


Last time I checked, he was reseen. :D

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

Perfect one. Mech looks realistic. Redesign going in correct way. Well done, Alex.





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